, Muskogee, OK

February 3, 2014

True Grit Chili Cook-Off proclaimed a success

By Rhonda Lee
What's new at the Q?

— What a great time we had at our True Grit Chili Cook-Off!

We had eight contestants and a total of 45 participants.

The chili was wonderful. Our first place winner was Sonburst Graphics, second place was Sherd Bartlebaugh, third place was Richard Millsap, and People’s Choice went to Brad Clinkenbeard.

Thanks to all who supported and participated in our first chili cook-off.

The funds raised by the event will support one of the entertainers lined up for the Summer Reading Program.

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During February, the library is waiving fines up to $20 in exchange for non-perishable food items donated to the teen’s True Grit Food Drive.

The library will waive $1 per food item donated (excluding $10 collection fees). For information on the guidelines, call the library.

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Omar Reed from The Fort will do a brief program for adults called “Who had True Grit?” at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Omar will bring props and clothing from the time period of “True Grit” and will speak briefly about Judge Isaac Parker and Bass Reeves.

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Local gardener Bob Boatman will present tips and information on gardening Tuesdays at noon.

It won’t be long before time to plant those flowers and vegetable gardens, so come listen to an expert to learn how to have the best garden in 2014.

See you soon at the “Q”!

If you go

WHAT: Q.B. Boydstun Library.

WHERE: 201 E. South Ave.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

INFO: (918) 478-3587 or at www.eodls.lib.ok.